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Since "Magnolia," Paul Thomas Anderson has mostly eschewed the starry ensemble. Not that A-listers haven't been in his films, but each of his last three films -- "Punch Drunk Love," "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master" -- have been anchored by one or two titanic performances by big names, but have featured supporting casts including a few names from PTA' s rep company, and other mostly unfamiliar faces. But it looks like that's changing with "Inherent Vice," his currently-prepping adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel. The film (backed by Warner Bros, making it his first true-blue studio picture) sees him reunite with Joaquin Phoenix for the lead role, with a ridiculously stacked supporting roster on board so far, with Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone and Kevin J. O'Connor all signed on. And now, word's arrived that perhaps the biggest name so far has come on board, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Chicago – So you’re a young woman who decides to fall asleep in your car parked just off the highway. You’re awoken by the rapping fist of a chiseled cop who leers at you with the sexual appetite of a drooling wolf. Sounds like a meet cute straight out of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” But in Marcio Garcia’s head-slapping dud, “Open Road,” it’s supposed to be heartwarming.
See, the cop, David (Colin Egglesfield), has such an instantaneous infatuation with the woman, Angie (Camilla Belle), that he practically can’t contain his excitement when she complains that her car won’t start. So David checks to see what’s wrong with the car, and since he’s off-camera, we assume that he’s hacking away at the engine with his nightstick. After treating her to a meal, David suggests that Angie stay with him in his trailer for »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
I enjoy the films of Paul Thomas Anderson. The guy is an incredible storyteller, and his films are awkwardly beautiful. Mondo has revealed an amazing series of poster art for the films of the director, each one from a different artist. What would you say your favorite PTA movie is? Mine would have to be There Will Be Blood.
"Hard Eight" by Rich Kelly
I met Rich a few years ago when he was living in Chicago - he had only just started out on his phenomenal run of posters but he was already light years ahead of the pack. Looking through his sketchbook was a fucking revelation - I can honestly say that book was up there with Crumb, Ware and Jean in terms of sheer brilliance and natural ability. When this curatorial project was taking shape I knew I wanted non-Mondo regulars to round it out but Kelly »
- Joey Paur
Mondo has just announced a poster series based on the films of one of our favourite directors, Mr. Paul Thomas Anderson. Curated entirely by Aaron Horkey, one of Mondo’s most popular artists, the series will be sold by Mondo online throughout the month of May. More information and artists details with each art print below.
Here is what artist Aaron Horkey had to say:
“This was my first large-scale curatorial project. It was much more work than I had anticipated, but the end result is something I’m incredibly proud of,” said Aaron. “It’s been great to see the series come to life and I’d like to thank Mondo for the opportunity, especially Mitch Putnam for helping me with logistics and general organization. Also, thanks to Paul Thomas Anderson for being open to the project and of course all the artists involved – everyone came through brilliantly and »
- Kyle Reese
A 4 minute promo trailer has been released for Foxs new television series Sleepy Hollow. The show will air Monday night from 9pm10pm which was originally filled by The Following. Len Wiseman who brought the Underworld franchise to prominence will produce and direct the pilot. British actor Tom Mison (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) will portray the bumbling unexpected hero Ichabod Crane. John Cho (Star Trek) Nicole Beharie (42) Katia Winter (Arena) Orlando Jones (Magnolia) and Richard Cetrone (The Book of Eli) also star. »
Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours. My initial reaction to receiving an email with the subject "Mondo Announces Latest Poster Series Featuring Films of P.T. Anderson" was "holy shit!" After taking a look at the artwork, curated by Aaron Horkey for five of Paul Thomas Anderson's feature films (except for The Master), I'm not as excited as I first was unfortunately. The best ones are for Magnolia, which many still call his best film, and Hard Eight. And honestly the There Will Be Blood art ain't that great at all. But that's Horkey's style, if you're into it. Check out all five of the brand new Mondo PTA prints. Curated entirely by Aaron Horkey, one of Mondo's most popular and respected artists, the PTA series will be sold by Mondo online throughout May. More information and artists details with each art print below. »
- Alex Billington
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc announced today the Blu-ray and DVD release of the gripping psychological thriller, 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO's Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime's The Tudors, Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO's Six Feet Under, The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads to retail on July 2, 2013 for an Srp of $29.99 for the Blu-ray and $24.98 for the DVD.
After the death of her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Harding's (Julianne Moore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a patient with multiple personalities, who »
After sitting on the shelf gathering dust as Shelter for a few years, 6 Souls is finally coming home to Blu-ray and DVD here in the States and we have the artwork for you and more! Dig it!
From the Press Release
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS- TWC announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the gripping psychological thriller, 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO’s Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe® Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors,” Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads to retail on July 2, 2013 for an Srp of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD.
After the death of her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Harding »
- Uncle Creepy
After a recent limited theatrical release, 6 Souls (starring Julianne Moore) will be headed to Blu-ray/DVD this July:
“Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS- TWC announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the gripping psychological thriller, 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO’s Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe® Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors,” Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads to retail on July 2, 2013 for an Srp of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD.
After the death of her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Harding’s (Julianne Mooore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, »
- Jonathan James
Everyone seems just as pumped for the Jay-z-produced soundtrack for "The Great Gatsby" as they are for the flick itself. But before we look ahead at what The Hova has in store for what we can only imagine will be the coolest-ever soundtrack to something you were forced to read in high school, let's look back at some of the all-time great movie songs.
Feature by Adam D'Arpino
20. Three 6 Mafia: 'Hard Out Here For a Pimp' ('Hustle & Flow')
Three 6 Mafia took home the Oscar for Best Original Song for this jam that confirmed what we had all already suspected: Pimpin' ain't easy. Terrence Howard and Taryn Manning's performances in "Hustle & Flow" were stellar, but there's little doubt that Three 6 Mafia's Oscar appearance, combined with host Jon Stewart's verbal Oscar tally ("Three 6 Mafia 1, Martin Scorcese 0") is what everyone remembers most about the movie. »
- NextMovie Staff
Joaquin Phoenix is set to star with Anderson writing and directing.
Based on the 2009 Thomas Pynchon detective tome, the story is set in 1960s Los Angeles and follows the drug-fueled detective Larry “Doc” Sportello as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl. The plot is less convoluted than many of Pynchon’s labyrinthine novels, with the New York Times calling it “a simple shaggy dog detective story.”
Anderson has not a major studio release since 2002′s Sony-distributed “Punch-Drunk Love.”
Cigarettes & Red Vines broke the news.
While WB has never released an Anderson film before, New Line distributed and financed his first two films, “Boogie Nights” and “Magnolia.”
It’s unknown if New Line will have a part in the production.
Insiders also add that Annapurna Pictures, »
- Justin Kroll
There seems to be a dividing line when it comes to Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master as it has its strong supporters and serious detractors with a few of us scattered somewhere in the middle. However, no matter what you thought of it if you're a fan of Anderson's work you're likely already looking forward to his next film, Inherent Vice. Based on Thomas Pynchon's novel of the same name, the story follows 1960s stoner P.I. Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) who is hired by an ex-girlfriend to investigate the disappearance of her wealthy lover. As of now Phoenix is the only confirmed actor attached, though Charlize Theron has been rumored for a role, though which role is still up for question, though we may know more very soon. Today the unofficial Paul Thomas Anderson fan site Cigarettes & Red Vines reports Warner Bros. is stepping in with »
- Brad Brevet
From hospital hallways to haunted hotels, corridors are coming into their own as the entryway to great cinema
This week's Clip joint is by Lauren Mullineaux, a freelance journalist and cultural critic based in Manchester. If you've got an idea for a future Clip joint, drop and email to email@example.com
Walk with me. TV may have made pacing through hallways sexy, but the movies showed us long ago that the corridor isn't as boring as you might think.
Long and unseemly, they're classically associated with the horror genre, but their appearance in every building ever made means a corridor scene is fast becoming a cinematic staple.
Whether in a school, a house, a hotel or even a spaceship the corridor gives film-makers a location in which to ramp up suspense or cripple viewers with anxiety. After all, where else are all the bodies supposed to go? »
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Containing manic energy is a skill. Suppressing it is hazardous. When Tom Cruise was bouncing off walls and generally making himself into a punch line cliché, you could still sense the charisma that made him a star. In Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi epic Oblivion, Cruise smirks and struts his way through a post-apocalyptic earth like he's on downers and barely registers a heartbeat.
After Earth was ravaged by Scavengers (or Scavs) by destroying our moon, the human race fled to space station called the Tet and started a colony on Titan. Now it's 2077 and the only humans left on Earth are Jack Harper (Tom Cruise), a tech support to huge machines siphoning our water to bring to Titan, and Victoria (Andrea Riseborough), a communications officer who keeps things running, »
- Alexandra West
Even before Tom Cruise's "Oblivion" opened in North America on Thursday night, the 50-year-old must have been grinning his famous grin. Before the movie had sold a single ticket here, it was a surefire hit. In his native land, Cruise takes a lot of ribbing, whether for his headline-generating personal life (especially since 2005, the year of the couch-jump) or for the seeming shrinkage of his star-power (again, especially since 2005). The estimated $38.2 million "Oblivion" earned this weekend marked his biggest domestic opening since "Mission: Impossible III" seven years ago. Some will call it a comeback, others will call it a fluke or last hurrah from a middle-aged action hero desperately trying to hold on to his relevance in an industry that relentlessly moves on to the next big (young) thing. But the truth is, Cruise has been a remarkably consistent box office winner, even since he started raising eyebrows eight »
- Gary Susman
Tom Cruise could really use a box office hit right about now and "Oblivion" might be the film to do the trick. Already a success overseas, the sci-fi mindbender opens in the U.S. just two weeks ahead of the official summer movie season's launch with "Iron Man 3."
It's not just Cruise who could use a hit after a string of recent disappointments, but also the entire movie industry. So far the year has produced only three real hits ("Oz," "The Croods" and "Identity Thief") and a few modest overachievers ("Olympus Has Fallen," "Mama," "Safe Haven"), to say nothing of the even more troubling dearth of movies that are actually, you know, good.
The quick take on "Oblivion" is "great visuals, not-so-great story," but it's worth saying a little more about this ambitious piece of sci-fi filmmaking from director Joseph Kosinski ("Tron: Legacy").
Cruise stars as Jack Harper, a »
When Cinedigm’s acquisitions VP Vincent Scordino and director of acquisitions Kirstin Harris went to scout films at SXSW, Harris came back and told their boss, Chris McGurk, about “Short Term 12” (pictured above). “It’s the best movie I’ve seen in years,” she said. “It works on every level.” The drama drew enthusiastic reviews at the festival, with several critics buzzing about its awards potential.
(From the pages of the April 16 issue of Variety.)
The purchase is the latest example of Cinedigm’s commitment to focus on content. The publicly traded company built its business converting thousands of theaters around the country to digital. Now that the majority have transitioned, CEO McGurk is ramping up a slate that includes up to 20 titles a year targeted for theatrical bows combined with VOD and ultra-vod releases.
Trolling festivals for the hottest films and docs is an important part of the picture, »
- Pat Saperstein
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Oblivion is a science-fiction Frankenstein’s monster, stitched together with the parts of older, better, films within the genre. If you have seen the seminal sci-fi movies, the ones everyone calls to mind when considering the best the unknown and supernatural have to offer, then you will be familiar with the angles of Oblivion, its many nooks and crannies. This Tom Cruise vehicle boasts striking visuals and a weirdly claustrophobic plot structure, but the familiarity it engenders only winds up doing it harm.
In a typically committed performance, Cruise plays Jack Harper (not to be confused with the title character of his last movie, Jack Reacher), one of the last surviving humans on planet Earth in the year 2077. Aliens attacked Earth and destroyed the Moon sixty years ago; as Jack emphasizes, though humanity won the war, they lost the planet, »
- Josh Spiegel
Long before he was Agent Phil Coulson, Clark Gregg was one of those familiar actors who popped up in a garden variety of films like We Were Soldiers, Spartan, Magnolia, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence, as well as TV shows like The West Wing, The Shield (that's right, folks, not his first rodeo), and The New Adventures of Old Christine. He also wrote and directed an adaptation of Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk's Choke in 2008, an underrated pic that fully captured the essence of the source »
- Paul Shirey
Many writers say they prefer not to start the writing process with a theme in mind – they simply let it emerge organically from their plot or characters. But then, plenty of films have gone the other way. The multi-strand, interconnected drama revolving around a particular subject or theme, like Steven Soderbergh’s take on the war on drugs in “Traffic,” or Paul Thomas Anderson’s examination of coincidence and happenstance in “Magnolia,” have proved particularly popular in recent years. And given that they garlanded financial and critical success, it makes sense that others have set out to follow in their footsteps. The latest is “Disconnect,” which marks the fiction feature debut not only of screenwriter Andrew Stern, but also director Henry Alex Rubin, who won acclaim seven years ago for his Oscar-winning documentary “Murderball.” Telling the story of a group of interlinked people who all find their lives upended by the internet, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
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